What a BIG DAY OUT for our Graduating Class of 2019!

Today our 2019 graduating class celebrated the year by having a big day out. The day started with bowling, followed by a magnificent BBQ cooked by Mr Thomas at the Greensborough Memorial Park.  We ended the day at Watermarc in Greensborough.  The favourite activity was the waterslide. Here are a few photos showing all of the fun and above all the freindship, between all of the students. 

           

   

 

Werribee Zoo STEM Challenge

This Term, 5/6 students have taken the challenge to assist the Werribee Zoo Managers to improve animal and staff welfare and visitor experience at Werribee Zoo.  In teams they  designed, built and evaluated a prototype using their ideas. Two teams won the challenge and today they were treated to a safari tour with a close encounter with the animals on the savanna,  back at the zoo. They also presented their ideas and prototype to one of the managers- Johnno.  Staff were impressed with the ideas and the way students spoke about their problem solving. Here are some special moments.

 

       

 

 

What a great experience and what real authentic learning, where organisations listen to young people. Well done to all the students who completed the challenge!

‘Our Aussie Farmers’ Fundraiser and Rain Dance!

Isn’t it amazing when learning and compassion lead to action?! Well that’s exactly what’s happened with Abbey Murphy and Simona Ceppi in 3/4BC. This week, they have visited every classroom and handed out a container to collect loose change or donations to help buy some hay for our farmers. And tomorrow, we are going to stop and dance for rain at 10.30am on the picnic grass area in support of our Aussie farmers who continue to suffer through this relentless drought.

If you can spare some change, please contribute to this amazing cause or copy and paste the link below into your web browser if you would like to contribute as a family. Feel free to share this link with friends as so many people want to help our farmers but are unsure how.

https://www.mycause.com.au/page/219283

Yesterday morning, Abbey was interviewed by Neil Mitchell on 3AW.

It was such joy to see Amanda and Abbey chat with Neil and tell him all about this amazing initiative! Have a listen!

Let’s get behind this wonderful event and support our farmers and those suffering through the drought and always remember the following…

Image result for every day three times a day farmer quote

 

Christmas Appeal Shopping

On Wednesday, St Charles SRCs, from Foundation to Year 6, travelled to The Pines shopping centre to purchase Christmas gifts for needy families. This was made possible through student fundraising held throughout the year. Special thanks must go to SRC parents who supported us in our efforts by supplying food to our Movie Snack Bar and accompanying shoppers. Thanks also to the parent community who supported the SRC in their fundraising endeavours. Kmart were also generous in granting us a 10% discount. Christmas morning will now be a lot merrier for 22 children and their parents!

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CAMPIONI DEL CONCORSO DI POESIA 2019

Congratulations to the students who participated in the annual Italian Catholic Schools Poetry Competition which was held yesterday at St. John the Baptist Primary School in Ferntree Gully. The students put in an amazing effort and were thrilled to finish in first place.  BRAVISSIME! 

Colour Run 4 Fun

Just a reminder that this Friday after school is the Colour Run!!

Make sure you have raised enough money and asked enough family and friends to sponsor you to receive a prize of your choice. Don’t forget that there will be food and drink and to bring clothes for you to wear while you run.

The money raised will go to new equipment for our school and don’t forget to have fun!!

 

THE GREAT BOOK SWAP FOR THE INDIGENOUS LITERACY FOUNDATION!

What a huge success The Great Book Swap was on Thursday at our Feast Day! Thank you to so many of you who donated books and came along to support such a worthy event! Together we raised a total of $124.10 in just half an hour! I think that’s pretty impressive. All book donations left over are being donated to charity so this event really has helped so many people over all. The goal this year was to raise $350,000 Australia-wide in order to buy 35,000 books for school children living in remote communities and we at St Charles Borromeo have certainly played our part. Thank you everyone and in particular our FIRE Carriers: Raf, Chiara M, Olivia and Piper for your leadership and organisation of this event.

 

Charity begins at home!

Roman Jarski in 3/4BC knew wanted to reach out and help someone but didn’t know how. So earlier this year, he and his Mum sat down and researched possible options. Together they came across a charity called, ‘Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child’. This charity is responsible for helping children who would normally go without at Christmas time, receive a thoughtful and beautifully packaged gift in a red and green shoebox. During October, ‘Mission Month’, students across the 3/4 level have generously donated items such as clothing, toys, toiletries and books and these shoe boxes were delivered to the charity on Friday. I would like to acknowledge Roman’s initiative and generosity of spirit, not to mention his confidence in leading and promoting this charity across the level. And I’d also like to thank EVERYONE who made a donation, big or small. The smiles on the faces of these children on Christmas time warms my heart just thinking about it!

Careers Day

The Student Leaders hosted a Career’s Day on Friday to help raise money for Doncare. Everyone got into the spirit of the day and enjoyed the activities the Leaders planned for us.  A HUGE thank you to our Student Leaders for all their hard work to plan, create and run the day.

Division basketball

At the end of the summer interschool sport season, St. Charles had the rare honour of being winners of the boys and girls competition for basketball.

Today we played for the division title.

Our boys played against OLOP. We were represented by Zane, Anthony, Harrison, Christian P, Christian T, Reyhan, Luke, Oliver,  Matteo, Andreas B and Nick. The boys played with courage and determination. Unfortunately, some of their shots didn’t drop and they were unsuccessful. Thanks to the parents and Mr. Thomas for supporting us.

The girls team played against Serpell. We were represented by Chloe, Zahlia, Sophie, Tayah, Georgia, Indi, Olivia, Mia, Elyssia and Jacinta. The girls showed grit and resilience. Every player contributed and they can be proud of their efforts. They were lots of supporters and we thank those who were able to come and watch. Unfortunately, Serpell were too good for us today.